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Introducing the new Casio G-Shock MTG

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This past week at the Baselworld watch fair in Switzerland, Casio introduced the next generation version of the G-Shock MT-G. Offering a more robust construction and smaller form factor, this is the first MT-G with the Connected Engine module (Bluetooth timekeeping by connecting to smartphone app), Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping Technology (which provides accurate timekeeping virtually anywhere via radio signals from up to six different transmitters worldwide), and tough solar technology (which charges the onboard battery via light which enters the dial via discrete solar panels). This means that the watch automatically sets the time with either Bluetooth or Atomic Radio waves, is self-powered, and can be monitored via the G-Shock Connected smartphone app (for iOS and Android). Additionally, using the app you can easily set word time (selectable from 300 different cities) and alarms, on the watch. There is

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Baselworld 2018: Casio G-Shock MR-G "Arashi-Tuchime”

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Casio’s latest collaboration – with third generation master craftsman Biho Asano – is a special edition similar to the MR-G GH2000T Hammer Tone that came out last year. Although, instead of a finish used on armor, the 2018 special edition MR-G “Arashi-Tuchime” was created with using a hammering technique that’s typically applied to the hilt guard of traditional Japanese swords. “To achieve this one-of-a-kind look, Asano individually hammered each bezel, resulting in an artistic, titanium sword guard finish on every watch. Additionally, this textured hammer tone is applied to the inner band parts and the colors featured on the bezel and band boast shades of copper and deep violet found on the handle of Japanese swords. The MRG-G2000HA uses traditional colorings inspired by the aesthetic quality of murasaki-gane(deep violet metal) and suaka copper material used in Japanese craft traditions. Murasaki-gane

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G-Shock Full Metal 5000

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This is the new G-Shock Full Metal 5000 collection. Taking the iconic square-shaped design of the original 1983 G-Shock DW5000 from 35 years ago, Casio has created an all-new full metal version. The G-Shock 5000 Full Metal series comes in stainless steel (as shown), or in a limited edition stainless model that’s gold plated. In addition to the new 43.2 mm x 43.2 mm stainless steel case and bracelet, this watch also features Bluetooth connectivity, a super illuminator LED light, and solar battery charging. Using two-way time sync via Bluetooth or atomic radio waves (G-SHOCK’s Multi-Band 6 technology) the watch time is automatically set. Other features include 200 meters of water-resistance, extreme shock resistance, world time in 39 cities +UTC, four daily alarms (one snooze), target alarm, 1/100th of a second stopwatch, full automatic calendar, and 12/24 hour time formats.

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Video: Casio G-Shock Rangeman

This is the official Casio G-Shock Rangeman video which debuted at CES 2018. The new G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 features the world’s first solar-assisted GPS navigation and is part of the “Master of G” series designed for use in extreme conditions. Rangeman watches feature a Triple Sensor to measure compass bearing, atmospheric pressure/altitude, and temperature.

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Casio debuts GPS equipped G-Shock Rangeman at CES

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This week at CES 2018, Japanese watchmaker Casio debuted two new GPS equipped G-Shock Rangeman watches. We previewed the watch at the G-Shock 35th Anniversary event in November, however, CES is where Casio officially launched the new connected Rangeman. There are two new models, one with a black case and black strap and the other with a black case and green strap will be available for purchase April 2018 at G-Shock retailers, select Macy’s, jewelers, www.gshock.com, and the G-SHOCK Soho Store. The retail price will be $800. The new G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 features the world’s first solar-assisted GPS navigation and is part of the “Master of G” series designed for use in extreme conditions. Rangeman watches feature a Triple Sensor to measure compass bearing, atmospheric pressure/altitude, and temperature. In addition to standard Triple Sensor, the new GPR-B1000 collects location data

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A new Pro Trek smartwatch designed for cold weather

Just in time for the winter, Casio has announced the Pro Trek WSD-F20X Smart Outdoor Watch – a limited edition smartwatch specifically designed for winter sports. The new Pro Trek WSD-F20X features an interchangeable band that can be customized based on the activity, whether it is skiing, snowboarding, climbing or whatever the cold weather activity. Shown with a black resin band that articulates to your wrist, it also comes with a long cloth band can be worn over thick winter outerwear. Running on the Android Wear 2.0 operating system users can view low-power GPS and color maps, even when the watch is offline (maps downloaded ahead of time can be accessed even without a connection). Users can access Casio original Activity app to track their ski and snowboard routes and check top speeds. This timepiece is equipped with a new

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G-Steel with new Layered Carbon Bezel

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Casio recently made a really cool addition to the G-Steel line of G-Shock watches with the introduction of the G-Steel GSTB100X-1A. Boasting an all-new layered carbon bezel this steel cased watch has a distinctive high-tech look without sacrificing durability and shock resistance. The crystal is a flat sapphire that is very clear, providing excellent visibility, as well as scratch resistance compared to the plexiglass or mineral crystals used on lower priced models. In addition to the normal timekeeping functions that are shown with analog hands, this Japanese quartz watch is equipped with a Bluetooth function that allows you to connect to your smartphone at the press of a button and acquire the time from the same internet time server that calibrates your phone. This results in ultra-accurate and easy to set timekeeping. Other functions include “Tough Solar” which charges the

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Casio G-Shock 35th Anniversary Celebration

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Kikuo Ibe is the founding father of G-Shock and the Chief Engineer of Research and Development for Casio Computer Co. Beginning with an idea to make a more durable watch after dropping and breaking a watch his father had given him in high school, by 1983, with a degree in mechanical engineering and a job a Casio, he invented the G-Shock watch. The watch was not initially a runaway success, but as police and firemen adapted G-Shocks for professional use, largely because of its extreme durability, not to mention affordability, it eventually caught on. By the 1990s G-Shock was worn by skateboarders, backpackers, military personnel worldwide. The G-Shock was both a professional watch and a fashion accessory at the same time. Massive G-Shock sign in the center of the exhibit Today, 35 years later, the Casio G-Shock is easily one

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Gallery: Casio G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW2000

Casio’s G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW2000 pilot watch, which we covered here earlier in the year, features a unique 3-Way Time Sync system that automatically keeps the correct time by way of a Bluetooth, Atomic Radio, and GPS signals, in that order. Plus there are a number of additional functions, including the ability to track your flights by using an app.

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Casio MRG G-Shock G2000HT "Hammer Tone"

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Launched at Baselworld 2017, the high-tech Casio G-Shock MRG G2000HT “Kasumi-Tsuchime” Limited Edition features a 3-way automatic time sync feature that uses atomic radio waves, Bluetooth, and GPS to calibrate the time with no input needed from the wearer. The 500 piece numbered limited edition is housed in a rugged all-metal MRG G-Shock case with a unique handmade bezel decorated with a traditional kasumi-tsuchime hammering technique. 3-Way Time Sync Incredible timekeeping accuracy is achieved by three advanced time-correction systems: terrestrial radio wave reception (Multi-Band 6), GPS satellite signal reception, and Bluetooth® transmission. According to Casio, the most appropriate system is selected automatically depending on the conditions, and the correct time is displayed for the current time zone anywhere in the world. Additionally, there is the MR-G Connected Smartphone App which shows worldwide for over 300 cities as well as the

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